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2018 crossbar question

Hi, new owner of a 2018 Sorento. It has the factory roof rails. I was looking at some aftermarket crossbars for the roof, but I notice there are two sets of holes pre-drilled on the inside of both roof rails. Are these for factory crossbars..? THX

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Yes. Thatís what theyíre for.
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THX - I see I can get generic crossbars online that will attach to the side rails for not much for than $50, and the factory crossbars are $250? Is there a big difference? Sure a lot of price difference..
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I donít know, but if you have a sunroof make sure theyíre compatible. I kind of regret buying the factory cross bars as opposed to spending more for more versatile Yakima or Thule. Thereís a limited selection of accessories for the factory bars.
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I have no sunroof. I will do some more research. I don't have immediate plans to carry anything, but DON'T like the fact that you can't "tie off" things to these new kind of roof rails that have no space under them which to run rope, etc. like my 2005 Ford Escape had. Is this done for aerodynamics? Why would they NOT have a small gap under them which you can tie off to..?
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Totally agree. Bad design decision. I tried to find something I could clamp on to the factory bars to use for tying things down (separate thread somewhere), but didnít find anything I liked. Havenít looked recently though.
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Bumpin this - is there any reason I whould opt for the expensive OEM crossbars versus sthe aftermarket ones available on EBAY or AMAZON..?
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I would like to know this too. I have a sunroof. Thanks.
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Mine is non-sunroof, I believe the sunroof requires special one? Anyways, I hope we can get some info soon, or I will just go ahead and buy an aftermarket one..
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